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Whitewater Twp. Zoning Administrator

Is polling other townships through MTA list serv. It looks as through they are just starting to work on a new ordinance. Sorry I can't share the link it's a members only and you have to be a township official to belong to MTA.

 

 

From: Leslie Meyers To: MTA Community Posted: 4/20/2011 12:05:00 PM Subject: Medical Marijuana Message: I hope someone out there has the answer to these questions:

 

1) Is there a limit to the number of caregivers per household?

 

2) Has any community considered addressing the location of Collectives/Compassion Clubs within the Ordinance while remaining silent on caregivers?

 

Thx in advance. Leslie

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From: William Fahey To: MTA Community Posted: 4/20/2011 12:26:00 PM Subject: RE:Medical Marijuana Message:

Leslie,

 

In answer to your questions:

 

1) Is there a limit to the number of caregivers per household?

 

Under the state law that was initiated by the voters in 2008, there is no limit on the number of caregivers per household because it is silent on that point.

 

2) Has any community considered addressing the location of Collectives/Compassion Clubs within the Ordinance while remaining silent on caregivers?

 

The state law doesn't say anything about collectives, dipensaries or compassion clubs (another of the many areas where the law is silent), so local governments are free to regulate them in a zoning or other ordinance (assuming they are even legal at all, which has not been established). Some ordinances have made medical marijuana establishments a "home occupation" and limited them to no more than one per household. Other ordinances have limited medical marijuana establishments to not more than one caregiver per location and have required minimum distances between such establishments and between those establishments and schools, churches, etc.

 

If you remain silent on caregivers and define collectives, dispensaries and compassion clubs as permitted uses, you are likely to get strong support from your local marijuana dealers.

 

Bill Fahey

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DEALERS???? This describes the exact mentality we are dealing with!

 

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A 6 month moratorium was approved February 12, 2011. They are in the process of developing the language. The residents need to keep an eye on this one. Will try to convert PDF files and post moratorium wording. Will keep you posted!

 

http://www.whitewatertownship.org/whtwater_twp5064.asp

planning commission agendas & minutes

 

http://www.whitewatertownship.org/

Home page under info resolution for moratorium

 

 

Dizz

 

 

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